Can you recommend this Silver Spring neighborhood?

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS MD594797
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"Can you recommend this Silver Spring neighborhood?" sounds like an innocent question and it's also a frequent one, especially if you are new to the Silver Spring area. I can't answer that question, however. Whether one likes a particular neighborhood or not is a very personal choice. What may be the right fit for some may not be the case for others.

I cannot steer you to or away from a particular neighborhood, nor do I want to. But I can assist you in your decision making process by providing neighborhood sales statistics, showing you homes in different communities and pointing you to the right resources, ie. the police department for crime statistics and www.greatschools.org for school ratings. I also suggest driving through the area(s) of interest during different times of the day while paying attention to how well the community is maintained.

I can research and show you homes in a particular area if you have narrowed it down to one but I cannot make that choice for you. Instead of relying upon a Realtor's®, neighbor's, friend's, colleague's ... recommendation let the following be your guides: price-range, preferred home-style, proximity to public transportation, schools, neighborhood amenities, proximity to shopping and your gut feeling. Do you have concerns or can you see yourself happily living there?

Can I recommend moving to Silver Spring, MD in general? Yes, most definitely because I love everything Silver Spring has to offer - its location, special events Downtown, the diverse housing styles and the many public parks, just to name a few. Can I recommend a particular subdivision? No, only you know which one is the right one for you!

I would be happy to explore the many different Silver Spring neighborhoods with you until you've found the one you want to call home!

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~ LIVING MARYLAND BLIPS

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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers, sellers and renters since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom of two girls and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She enjoys everything beautiful in life and always answers the phone with a smile.

 

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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com - Dallas, TX
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Hello Andrea,

Simple question, often asked and easily answered without "steering"...your blog does a great job of explaining the how's and why's on this.  Well done!

May 22, 2012 02:00 PM #1
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS - Silver Spring, MD
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Hi Lisa, thank you very much! It's a common question and try to assist as best as I can in the hopes that it will help the client determine whether or not a neighborhood is a good fit.

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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY

Very nice post, Andrea! Aside from the legalities of steering, "everything is relative" and one person's home sweet home can easily be another's nightmare.

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Thompson Company, REALTORS - Silver Spring, MD
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Thank you Brenda! Steering is a serious topic but besides that personal preferences and what one considers perfect can vary considerably.

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